21 Blitz Strategy Guide
21 Blitz is a fun and unique cross between Blackjack and Solitaire. We thoroughly enjoyed playing this game due to the casual brain training and competitiveness of it. To see our review click here.
Play in head-to-head games to win real cash! It can become difficult to know exactly what the best strategies are to win the optimal amount of money – especially for a beginner and we’re going to show you how!
We have only ever played 21 Blitz as the free version, but this time we have decided to deposit $10. With code HEE14 you can get $10 BONUS cash on your first deposit.
There are a few strategies that’ll help you win real cash…
The aim of the game is to make up 21 in a stack, but that’s not always possible. If you find yourself struggling, try to make 11. Why? Because there are 16 tens in the deck (T,J,Q,K) and it’ll be easier to make 21 with those cards.
If you’re unable to fill with 11s or 21s, then you should fill all open lanes available. With this method, you need to be strategic because you could end up going over and getting a strike easily. Avoid having the same hard totals over 10. Open up as many opportunities to make 21, so the next card will do the same.
Avoid making high totals (like 20), as they are a lot harder to make into 21. To make 20 into a 21, you need an ace. But don’t get it twisted, aces are really helpful as it has a 1/11 flexibility. This means you should avoid using it on a lane with a total of 11-19 because it works with a 1 or an 11.
It’s also important to note that you will get a strike if you have four lanes all over 40 and then draw a ten. You won’t have a choice but to lose.
Making 5 cards in one lane (even if it’s not 21) scores you 600 points and making 21 scores you 1000 points, so don’t worry if you can’t make 21 every time.
Don’t Be Discouraged Over Losses
Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those games where lots of practice makes perfect, this is because Skillz will match you with other players who are on a similar level to you. It also means you have no chance of coming across a newbie and absolutely thrashing them by 3,000 points. If you’re great, you’ll be put with other great players, if you suck, they’ll put you against other bad players.
According to this thread on Vegas Casino Talk, it might be worth playing badly for the practice rounds and then playing the $$ rounds and suddenly playing better.
We put that to the test…
We played 5 games, three of them being free and two of them being paid (Rookie).
It’s safe to say that we ended up winning $1 when trying out this method. It’s definitely a great way to get you started before trying out the big boy rounds!
To progress and win proper money, keep practicing on Rookie mode until you’re ready to move onto Pro, Elite, Champion, Conquerer, Ultimate, or Legendary.
Try out our strategies and let us know what you think and if you end up winning. We wish you good luck and happy casual gaming!